Program will send professionals to Japan |

Program will send professionals to Japan

Provided to the Tribune

Rotary District 5190 is seeking four outstanding professionals to visit Japan for a month-long exchange from Oct. 8 to Nov. 8 as part of a Group Study Exchange team. The group will visit central Japan. Group Study Exchange is a program of The Rotary Foundation. Applications will be closed Monday.

Through the program, teams of young business and professional people, accompanied by a Rotarian team leader, exchange visits between paired areas in different nations. The Japanese team will be visiting northern California and Nevada in April and May. The awards involve four-week visits, during which team members share personal knowledge of their own country and experience the customs, vocations and lifestyles of another.

The purpose of the Group Study Exchange is to promote international understanding and goodwill through person to person contact. While abroad, team members stay in Rotarian’s homes and have the opportunity to meet their professional counterparts. They also give presentations to Rotary clubs and other groups about their home country and region.

The Rotary Foundation provides transportation and local Rotary clubs provide food, transportation and lodging. Team members pay only for personal and incidental expenses.

Applicants must be employed full-time in a recognized business or profession. Team members must be within the age range of 25 to 40 and cannot be directly related to a Rotarian.

Applications are available from Bill Reeves, the team leader, at (775) 882-4238 or e-mail